Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Jasov

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The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst is a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 712 caves spread out over a total area of 55800ha along the border of Hungary and Slovakia.
This UNESCO World Heritage site includes seven components. They are Aggtelek, Szendrő-Rudabánya Hill, and Esztramos Hill in Hungary, and Dobšinská Ice Cave, Koniar plateau, Plešivec plateau, and neighbourhood of Silica and Jasov in Slovakia.
Caves included are:
Baradla and Domica complexGombasek CaveSilica Ice CaveDobšinská Ice CaveOchtinská Aragonite CaveJasovská Cave
Baradla-Domica Cave complex is 21km long with approximately one fourth of that on the Slovak side and the rest in the Hungary. The first written mention of Baradla cave dates back to 1549 and from 1920 it serves as a tourist attraction. Ján Majko discovered Domica Cave (Slovak part of the complex) in 1926 and the tourist circuit opened to public in 1932 has more than. Cave was inhabited as far as 5000 BC and is an important archeological site of Bükk Culture. Temperature in the Slovak part varies between 10and with a humidity above 95%.
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  • This is a baetiful cave, one of its kind in the region. It is a great experience that you go in the cave in Hungary and come out in Slovakia. :) I cannot get used to this fun feeling. It was my...  more »
  • We spent the weekend in the National Park & visited the Baradla Cave. There are tours everyday, at 10am, midday, 3pm and 5pm. You pay HUF2200 per adult and the tour lasts approximately 45mins-1hr. It....  more »
  • Beautiful forests for an awesome day out through untouched natural wilderness with no tourists.
  • Good Place The Plains (Plateaus) have many karst formations, such as karst pits with diameters of up to 250 m and depths adventures of about 45 m, Procurl Hills, blind and half-blind valley and Dales. The Subterranean Karst is known for its deep vertical abysses, such as: Čertova Hole (literally Devil's Hole; Depth: 186 m) bro (181 m) Small iron Abyss (Little Iron divide; 142 m) Feral divide (Boar Abyss; 122 m) Some of the abysses are collapsed, especially the silicice (essential oil Ice Abyss; 110 m) The region is best known for its many caves, out of which the Domica cave, Ochtinská aragonite Cave (Ochtinská aragonite Cave), Gombasek Cave (Gombasecká Cave) and Jasovska Cave (Jasovská Cave) are open to the public. Other Noteworthy caves are Beautinohorská Cave (Beautinohorská cave) and pear Cave (Pear cave). The region also includes karst lakes. The largest lake is Lake Lizard (literally Lizard Lake), "Gyükerréti-tó" in Hungarian. The Slovak Karst also features rare plants, for example: Erythronium dens-Canis (a relict from the Tertiary period) (endemic) Sesleria heufleriana (endemic) Dianthus lumnitzerii (endemic) and rare animals, for example: Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
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